The Great Canadian Hike is a challenge to collectively hike a portion of the 27,000-kilometre trail across the country in 31 days. This hike takes place in all provinces and territories and aims to bring all outdoor enthusiasts together in the largest coordinated hike in our nation’s history. While there are hundreds of reasons to take up the challenge and join the Great Canadian Hike this October, here are our top five reasons why you can’t miss it.
1. The Great Canadian Hike is COVID-19 friendly
Spread out over 31 days and 27,000 kilometres, this is a physically distant, socially together challenge inclusive to everyone. Once you find a Trail section close to you, choose your preferred date, a start time and commit to hike a number of kilometres – it’s that easy! The total number of participants during any given time will be limited to comply with physical distancing guidelines set out by Health Canada.
2. It’s 100% FREE
The best things in life are FREE! Regardless of your financial situation, this challenge is accessible for EVERYONE.
3. You can walk, jog, cycle or paddle
Discover new treks right outside your door on the longest multi-use recreational trail in the world. The Great Trail of Canada offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. Choose to take the challenge on foot, on wheels or on water.
4. It will be the largest coordinated hike in world history
The Great Canadian Hike will be the largest coordinated hike in the world, not just in Canada. You’ll get to participate in a historic moment of solidarity while enjoying the spectacular views of this beautiful land.
5. Experience the best of the best with Signature Hikes
We’ve put together a group of awesome trails – known as Signature Hikes – in each province and territory to help inspire you for your challenge. No Signature Hikes close to you? No problem! Choose a Trail section close to you and register to participate. Register today to reserve your spot. Don’t miss out as space is limited. Register for free today at greatcanadianhike.ca.
Remember to share your challenge with friends and family by adding up to 10 team members. Don’t forget to share photos and videos of your adventure on social media by using the hashtag #GreatCanadianHike.